From Fake to Fact: video available

From Fake to Fact: video available

The video of the WFD panel discussion "From Fake to Fact" co-organised by DANDELION and the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at the University of Frankfurt is now available on YouTube.

In the face of proliferation of fake news via social media, and the spread and “normalisation” of uncivil and manipulative behaviours in the public sphere by populist and extremist parties for political gain, the demand for evidence-based resistance has become visible. While researchers, policy makers, and the media operate along different logics, interests, and time-frames for their action, there is a pressing need to re-examine responsibilities of research and academia, politicians and public administration, as well as the media and the organised civil society, and recast their strategic partnerships.

This issue was debated by the following discussants:

  • Titus CORLATEAN, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs, Romania
  • Marinus PENNINX, Professor, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rosemary BECHLER, Editor, Open Democracy, United Kingdom
  • Matjaz GRUDEN, Director, Policy Planning Directorate, Council of Europe
  • Anna KRASTEVA, Professor, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
  • Yuri BORGMANN-PREBIL, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission


  • Georgios KOLLIARAKIS, Senior Researcher, University of Frankfurt, GR

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